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(NFL)   In an event which perfectly sums up the franchise's history, the Cleveland Browns have just found their 1946 Championship trophy. In North Carolina. In a garage   (nfl.com) divider line 10
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2013-11-17 09:41:29 AM  
I love the "Factory of Sadness" crack at the end there.
 
2013-11-17 11:33:56 AM  
I think nfl.com had a headline that said factory of happiness yesterday
 
2013-11-17 12:00:17 PM  
Now they can acquire it back and put it in their trophy case with all of their participation ribbons.
 
2013-11-17 12:05:50 PM  
I love looking at the teams from that era, both for how much things changed and how much they haven't.


In the NFL you had the PGH Steelers, NY Giants, Philly Eagles, Washington Redskins, Chi. Bears, GB Packers, Det. Lions, Chi. Cardinals, LA Rams, and Boston Yanks,

In the AAFL you had Clev. Browns, SF 49ers, Miami Seahawks, Buffalo Bisons, Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chi. Rockets, and LA Dons.
 
2013-11-17 02:49:05 PM  
1946 Browns: two black players added to roster, of the total of four entering the NFL that year. All this a year before Jackie Robinson, MLB, etc.

Did I miss that USPS "Marion Motley" postage stamp somewhere? Or a Hollywood feel-good movie about Bill Willis?

/sorry for rant--though happy for the Browns, who can use any cheery news that turns up
 
2013-11-17 02:54:47 PM  

SkylineRecords: Now they can acquire it back and put it in their trophy case with all of their participation ribbons.


Cleveland has 8 league championships... That more than New England.
 
2013-11-17 03:17:48 PM  
Shouldn't that trophy belong to Baltimore now?

/ducks and runs
 
2013-11-17 04:55:33 PM  

GrizzledVeteran: 1946 Browns: two black players added to roster, of the total of four entering the NFL that year. All this a year before Jackie Robinson, MLB, etc.

Did I miss that USPS "Marion Motley" postage stamp somewhere? Or a Hollywood feel-good movie about Bill Willis?

/sorry for rant--though happy for the Browns, who can use any cheery news that turns up


The blacks invaded the NFL way before Marion Motley.
 
2013-11-17 08:12:38 PM  
Apparently NFL franchises aren't very good at hanging onto old trophies.  Google 'Ed Thorp trophy' sometime-- it was the trophy passed around NFL champions for some time prior to the merger.  There are differing accounts of where it ended up as some say the Minnesota Vikings lost it (they were the last champions before the merger) and others say it somehow ended up in the Packers' Hall of Fame.

~10 years ago RFK Stadium in Washington DC was cleaning out some space for the Nationals to move in and they found one of the Redskins' replicas of the Thorp trophy (commemorating either 1937 or 1942) in a closet.  The Redskins left RFK 8 years prior, but it was considered a major find as many teams made commemorative replicas when they won championships but most can't be found.
 
2013-11-18 02:23:14 PM  

GrizzledVeteran: 1946 Browns: two black players added to roster, of the total of four entering the NFL that year. All this a year before Jackie Robinson, MLB, etc.


Football didn't matter then. It's as significant as the WNBA being the league to have openly homosexual players playing...no one cares who's first, it matters who's first among the leagues the media/people care about.
 
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